Part 1: What is the U.P. FAST E-MDT?

By Brenda Jones, E-MDT Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Elder abuse is a complex problem that is receiving increased societal awareness. It occurs in any setting and in relationships where there is an expectation of trust, or when a vulnerable person is targeted because of age or disability. Every community has different circumstances, strengths, challenges, and priorities when it comes to addressing elder abuse. The … Continue reading Part 1: What is the U.P. FAST E-MDT?

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced a new phase of vaccination to start on Monday, Jan. 11.

Via Michigan State Police News Release Michiganders Over Age 65, Some Frontline Essential Workers Can Receive Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Starting Monday Michigan entering next phase for COVID-19 vaccinations Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced the state is moving to a new phase of vaccination on Monday, Jan. 11. MDHHS is moving forward with vaccination of Michiganders age 65 and older; frontline … Continue reading Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced a new phase of vaccination to start on Monday, Jan. 11.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By Liseia Parisian Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that can be brought on by the changing of seasons and is sometimes called the “Autumn Blues” or the “Winter Blues”. According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD typically begins and ends roughly the same time every year. For most people, this type of depression starts in … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

COVID-19 and Older Adults

By Michelle Jackson, Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan COVID-19 started in our country in 2019. The past six months have been an incredibly challenging time for all Americans, especially older adults and anyone with underlying health conditions. I have the privilege of working at Elder Law of Michigan and speaking to many older adults in Michigan. Most people feel that one must take … Continue reading COVID-19 and Older Adults

Learn Online With Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators.  Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement or disability benefits.  This could be a way to relate our many programs to a new audience.  Showing young people that our programs help wounded warriors and … Continue reading Learn Online With Social Security

When Should You Start Receiving Social Security Benefits?

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist We’re often asked, “What’s the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?”  The answer is:  there’s not a single “best age” for everyone.  The most important thing is to make an informed decision.  Base your decision about when to apply for benefits on your individual and family circumstances. Would it be better for you to start … Continue reading When Should You Start Receiving Social Security Benefits?

Three Ways to use Social Security Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.  By using http://www.ssa.gov, you know that what you’re reading and watching is approved by our experts and specifically created for you. Here are three of our resources where you can find valuable information about your Social … Continue reading Three Ways to use Social Security Online